This is a lecture I delivered on the importance of holding onto Iman, and resisting temptation, incorporating the deeper meaning of the famous Hadith:
بدأ الإسلام غريبا، وسيعود غريبا كما بدأ. فطوبى للغرباء.
‘Islam commenced as odd/strange, and will it return to that state of strangness. Glad tidings for the strangers/those who seem as the odd ones out.’ i.e, because of holding onto authentic Islamic practices…